This Week’s Need to Know: Instagram Galleries for the Masses and Galaxy Gasses 

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Coded Couture is an app built by Ivyrevel (an online fashion house backed by H&M) in partnership with Google. The app tracks your activities and location for a week and then translates that data into a custom designed dress for purchase. And if you are like me and sat around on the couch all week eating ice cream, it buys you a diaper made out of a Snuggie.


 

Instagram rolled out the ability for all users to create galleries, a move that sets it apart from Snapchat for a change. You can combine up to 10 photos and videos in a single post and edit/apply filters to them individually or as a group. You can also share the gallery to Facebook and it will upload everything as a set.

To start using the new feature, make sure your app is updated and then click on the “select multiple” icon.


 

NASA announced the discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting a star 40 light years away. It’s a big deal to find all of them in one system and three are in the “Goldilocks” zone (being able to support liquid water and potentially life). Follow up studies are planned to look for traces of gases that might indicate life is present. In my house, we call these farts.


 

Great article from REDEF about how sports broadcasts and programming will need to adapt to remain America’s most lucrative media, especially in the face of expiring licensing agreements with leagues. While Americans’ love for sports has buoyed traditional TV broadcasts in the face of the onslaught of cord-cutters, the author points out that the tide is starting to turn. Particularly amongst younger demographics.

To that end, he suggests that we’ll see heavier investment in over the top digital distribution, targeted broadcast experiences and customized pricing models. Think Facebook or Twitter partnering with the NFL and influencers to create multiple streams, each with it’s own focus— or NFL Redzone to the extreme where everything is tailored based on your rooting interests and Fantasy teams. There are some other ideas in here that make a lot of sense, like embracing gambling.